The Only Way Is Essex star Yazmin Oukhellou recently confirmed her romance with Jake McLean, after teasing their relationship for several months.
Yazmin, 27, shared a series of clips on her Instagram Stories that showed her and Jake, who was previously in a relationship with Lauren Goodger, kissing on a night out.
However, the footage was quickly deleted and she later posted a shot of the couple on Instagram with Jake’s face covered, in an effort to keep her new boyfriend’s identity under wraps.
The TOWIE star, who previously dated James Lock, captioned the shot: “We’ve been through more than most. We’ve had our ups and downs but I wouldn’t have had any other way,” as fans quickly recognized that her new man was Jake.
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Who is Jake McLean?
Jake McLean is 33 and became known as Lauren Goodger’s boyfriend when the couple began dating in 2012.
His profession is currently unknown, but he is believed to reside in Dubai with Yazmin, who moved from Essex earlier this year to pursue a career as a real estate agent.
Jake and Lauren were in a relationship from 2012 through 2016, which ultimately came to an end after four years of constant alternation.
Jake was previously related to Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey, but their romance ended shortly after it began.
It is believed that he first became romantically involved with Yazmin in 2019, after she split from longtime boyfriend and co-star James Lock.
However, the romance was short lived and Yazmin soon rekindled her relationship with Lockie a few weeks later.
They then officially broke up months later, and newly single Yazmin quickly got back in touch with Jake. She continued to share cryptic clues that she has a new man, including footage of her dating, but was careful to keep her identity a secret.
It was later revealed in May 2020 that the TOWIE star was dating Jake, with a source telling The Sun, “Yazmin and Jake rekindled their relationship when they were both single again. year ago, but obviously things didn’t work out, it doesn’t work, and they both moved on.
“When Yazmin separated from James, Jake got back in touch and they started talking again. From the outside, it is clear that Yazmin and Jake are both impressed, but they are taking it slowly,” he added.
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Yazmin and Jake eventually confirmed their romance in a recently posted Instagram video about Yazmin’s story, where they could be seen looking like they were loved.
Yazmin told her fans: “So I finally announced my boyfriend on Instagram. I keep it a secret for how long?”
Jake then replied: “It’s only been a year!”
Yazmin has since updated her Instagram bio to read “TAKEN” after the recent video, while Jake blatantly teased that they were having a baby on the way.
He hinted that they were expecting, saying, “Will you announce the pregnancy too? May also,” prompting Yazmin to gasp and cover her mouth.
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